Reviews

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Relaxation As An Extreme Sport

My wife and I are busy people - working, owning a small business, taking care of our house and pets. It's important that we make time to unwind and relax with each other. Taking a suite at The Prince George lets us do all those things. We disappear into luxurious haven of solitude. It's always a fantastic experience. (the one thing we'd like is if the complimentary robes were available in plus sizes - it would make things a little more comfortable)

- Brian Murphy
Halifax



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My stay was wonderfully relaxing.

The service, in all areas, was very good. The accomodations we had were updated and modern, very clean, and we had everything we needed (and more). The location was central to anything we wanted to do in downtown Halifax. There is nothing we didn't like.

- Susan Monro
Berwick



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Easy

I thought the location was good, and on-street parking was fine for the weekend. I thought the lobby gave the hotel a bit of a dated look, but the rooms themselves more than made up for it. I thought the bathrooms in particular were quite well done. The only thing I didn't care for were the pillows. They were soft, but too thick for my preference. A mixture of sizes is typical at other hotels.

- Ryan Palmer
Charlottetown



Monday, February 25, 2013

Front counter staff very helpful

Liked Best - room clean, comfortable beds, friendly staff.

- Raymond & Darlene Kirk
Thorburn



Monday, February 25, 2013

Top quality service from top quality people

From check-in to check-out, we encountered nothing but friendly, helpful staff. We were there for my daughter's wedding and reception which were held in the hotel, and everything was perfect, from the hotel event planner and venue, to the meal and the brunch the next day. Many out of town guests were extremely impressed by the entire event/stay. We will definitely be recommending this location to anyone who asks (and even those who don't).

- Peter Brown
Halifax



Monday, February 25, 2013

Wonderful stay!

Check in was speedy, rooms was wonderful, loved Sixseventeen! Upgrade to the Crowne floor was worth it! Valet parking was fast & awesome!

- Felecia Outhouse
Eastern Passage



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Your opening comments; Love us! Hate us! Tell us ! For us it's " Love Us"

Once again our stay at the PG has been excellent due to the proficiency and excellence of what I believe is your biggest asset - Your Employees. My wife and I have been staying at the PG ( our hotel of choice in Halifax) for over 9 yrs and what brings us back each time is the staff.

- Roddie & Judy Munroe
Prime Brook

Dear Roddie & Judy:

Thanks so much and we too enjoy welcoming you each and every stay.  Your lovely comments have been shared with all those you so kindly mentioned!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Friday, February 22, 2013

Usual quality service

Service very good as I have come to expect.

- Stewart Whynott
Louisbourg

Dear Stewart:

Many thanks for your kind compliments - and I do hope that The Prince George will continue to be your hotel of choice in Halifax.

Kind regards,



Nick Carson
General Manager



Friday, February 22, 2013

An exceptional first impression of Halifax

My stay easy extremely enjoyable, the room was always cleaned and the beds made. All staff were very keen to offer services and help with directions since it was my first visit. I promoted great reviews and would definitely choose the Prince George for my future stays in Halifax.

- Emily Bawerman

Dear Emily:

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and have passed your very kind compliments on to Denise.

Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Friday, February 22, 2013

Great Stay

The room was spacious and clean on arrival. Parking was easily accessible and location of hotel served our purposes perfectly. We arrived from Calgary via St. John's Nfld. and when we delayed due to a blizzard in Nfld. by a day, the staff were very understanding, held our room until the next days arrival. The restaurant was superb. Our meals their were delightfully presented and extremely well trained staff served with the highest professionalism. One of our all time favourite restaurants and we have travelled extensively. Although Halifax in February has it's weather issues we were able to walk to some destinations and the location of the hotel enabled us to get back and forth to Dalhousie University with ease. We were also delighted to access the Dalhousie rate for our room. Definitely we would stay with the Prince George again. Michael & Carolyn Truant

- Mike & Carolyn Truant
Red Deer

Dear Mike & Carolyn:

It sounds as if The Prince George was the perfect spot and very convenient for a February stay.  Very much look forward to welcoming you again.

Thanks for the great feedback,

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable stay at your hotel.

My husband and I spent one night at the Prince George and every aspect from booking the reservation to check-out was a positive pleasant experience. All staff were very friendly and accomodating...hotel staff we would meet in the hallways would greet us with a friendly hello. We enjoyed breakfast at Gio's on Sunday morning and once again had over the top service. The only negative would be the voices we overheard in the early morning hours from the bars below us...not a big problem...but that would be the only slight issue we experienced. We would HIGHLY recommend your hotel to friends and family.

- Penny & Gary Robinson
Lower Sackville

Dear Penny and Gary:

Thanks so much for your feedback.  Apologies for the noise from the street below during the night - the corner room is a little exposed currently with the construction taking place next door and the noise "dynamics" have changed.  It's good to see the downtown area in the process of developing in a good way, however, and I have made a note to ensure you are allocated a guestroom further along the corridor on your next stay. 

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Great place to stay

The staff was very pleasant to deal with, and we had no problems with parking. The room was clean and comfortable, and the extra benefit of being on the 6th floor with the lounge area being very bright, clean, and a very good selection of complimentary beverages and snacks to choose from was a very pleasant surprise.

- Richard Marriott
Hd St Margarets Bay

Dear Richard:

I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Sixth floor and the Crown Lounge and very much appreciate your kind comments and observations.  Thanks too for your mention of Jordan, our terrific bartender, in Gio.  I will certainly pass your compliments on to him. He truly loves the art of mixology and is a great ambassador for Gio.

I do hope that The Prince George will continue to be your hotel of choice in Halifax.

Kind regards,




Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wonderful

Room was clean, staff very professional and friendly. Pool was great and breakfast was wonderful.

- Michelle & Peter Carey
Hammonds Plains

Dear Michelle and Peter:

So glad that you had such a comfortable stay.  Our pool area becomes a huge solarium in the winter where you can enjoy whatever wild weather is outside from the comfort of the hot-tub!

Hope to welcome you again very soon.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 18, 2013

Comfortable, convenient, reliable, friendly service

Two night stay, everything was fine.

- Andrew Padmos
Gloucester

Dear Dr. Padmos,

Always a pleasure to welcome you!  Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 18, 2013

The perfect Valentine's Day

Every year my husband takes our son and I to a hotel for Valentine's Day, this year the Prince George had a special on Teambuy, but when I called I was informed it was only for the month of March, but the lovely woman on the phone was kind enough to extend the offer for the day we wanted. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly Concierge who not only offered to help with our luggage, but joked around with our 2 year old. When we got to the front desk, everyone lavished attention on our son, which he LOVES attention. After a quick check in, my son was given a blow up frog to play with which made his day (and Froggy was a pool toy, so even better!). After we settled in we ordered room service, and it was delicious! They even included free bread with my husbands soup! The woman who delivered the food joked with my son and was very polite! After dinner we relaxed in the most comfortable beds in a hotel we've ever been in, then went swimming in the pool and used the hot tub. I appreciated the fact that the hot tub was not scaldingly hot, but a little warmer than bath water so our son was able to join us, and he loved it, he called it the "Tiny hot pool". Bed time was a breeze in the two double beds, he loved having his own big bed, and the bedding is very comfortable. We ordered breakfast, and my pancakes were by far the best pancakes ever. We were not pleased with the coffee, it was too strong for our liking, but since the hotel provides a Keurig machine in every room, we were able to bring our own cups with us for a more mellow flavor. We took another dip in the pool, and then checked out. All and all the Prince George is our favorite hotel, the staff is exceptional and the food is amazing (wouldn't mind if there was a little more choice on the room service menu, my husband doesn't like "fancy" foods), the rooms are larger than any other hotel I've been in, the beds are firm yet soft, the decor is warm and inviting. I love the Prince George, and will stay again and will be recommending it to all of my friends and family!

- Sean Waite
Timberlea

Dear Sean:

Wow - thanks for such a terrific description of your hotel stay!  We didn't get the coffee quite right - but the Keurig option seemed to solve that problem.

Thanks again and I do hope that you and your family will return in the future.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 18, 2013

Our favorite Halifax Hotel

We stayed in three other Halifax Hotels before becoming a guest at the Prince George. Since then we have been back four times. Do not even check-out the other property's specials or availability anymore when planning our visit. The Prince George IS Halifax's premier property.

- Peter Patterson
Baddeck

Dear Peter:

I am absolutely delighted that you have chosen The Prince George as your "home away from home" in Halifax.  And we will ensure that it remains so!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Friday, February 15, 2013

Very pleasant stay

Everything was just fine. Very pleasant weekend. Like the reno in Gio the Ginger Crunch on the breakfast menu is really, really good

- Peter Gorman
Moncton

Dear Dr. Gorman,

Thanks for the "shout out" regarding the ginger crunch!  It's really convenient to have Scotia Square access during these winter storms and I was glad that the Concierge headed you in that direction for a manicure.

Appreciate the feedback.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Serendipity from start to finish.

In the middle of a snow storm, checking in, getting settled and having a rejuvenating nights sleep was made easy. I used the online check-in link that was sent to my mobile device earlier in the day to avoid hassle and spend more time visiting over tea with my son. My keys were ready when I arrived at 11:30 pm and I didn't have to stand in line behind the 60 people off the tour bus waiting in the lobby. The room was clean, the bed was great and I loved the pillows. There was even green tea and my favourite decaf coffee for the Keurig. The only thing that could have made the stay any better was a bathtub. I love to warm up before heading to bed. The staff were enthusiastic despite the weather and the weary travellers. They were gracious when I couldn't find the elevators and had a good laugh with me when I did. I was on the 5th floor and not sure if I was the only one on the floor but the silence was wonderful.

- Tammy Holland
Toronto

Dear Tammy:

Snowstorms may be a part of a Canadian winter - but there is nothing like the feeling of being in a "cosy refuge" while the storm whirls outside!  So glad that everything went so well and I am sorry that we did not know you preferred a bathtub.  I have made a clear note on your guest profile to ensure you have a nice soaker tub next time you stay.

Thanks again for writing!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Awesome!

We were in Halifax to attend my son's convocation at the WTCC. It was the worst snow storm ever, but staying at the Prince George made it very easy to access the WTCC without going out in the cold. There was 4 rooms reserved for our party, and none of us had any complaints! We all had a wonderful night at the convocation and a wonderful stay at the Prince George.

- Nicole D`Entremont
Middle West Pubnico



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

calm in the storm

Travelled from Lunenburg to Halifax for an event held Saturday evening. We decided to go up a day earlier to beat the storm. Enjoyed a mini holiday. My husband commented the service provided at front desk was exceptional and the best he had ever experienced. We road trip regularly and have experienced all ends of the service spectrum. Our room was comfortable and clean. Note:Room 323 bathroom door does not lock. We would have loved an in room microwave. We would definitely stay here again.

- Kathy Damiani
Mahone Bay

Dear Kathy:

Mini vacations are great at this time of year!  Thanks for choosing The Prince George - and for letting us know about the bathroom door closure.  It will be fixed.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A weekend to remember

I was in the city for the CA convocation. From the quick and easy check in, to check out, along with the helpfulness and pleasant words of send off from Virgil, it was a First Class experience. The room was very clean and had everything that I needed and it was very quiet. Since we were in the middle of a snowstorm, the underground parking saved the headache of cleaning snow off the vehicle. As well, the connecting tunnel to the WTCC is super convenient. Thanks Prince George! You were the crowning touch on an already fantastic weekend!

- Mary Ellis
Yarmouth

Dear Mary:

Sounds like everything went really smoothly.  Glad you enjoyed the Convocation and your kind words will be passed along to our Concierge, Virgil.

Thanks again.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 11, 2013

welcome to Halifax on a Friday nite,relax and enjoy the comfort!

We arrived around 5pm on Friday, Feb 8 and we were greeted with friendly staff. We asked for a taxi for Saturday Morning, as the other guest was receiving an award at Government house on Saturday morning.No problem, except the storm made the taxi late, but it did arrive, and we were able to arrive at the ceremony on time. Breakfast was great. The room was clean and inviting and comfortable.Thanks!

- Donna Mosher
Musquodoboit Harbour

Dear Donna:

Glad to hear that everything went well - despite the stormy weekend.  Congratulations to the recipient of the Award!

Hope to welcome you again in the future.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 11, 2013

Great atmosphere & great people

I love staying at the Prince George. I have travelled quite a bit but the Prince George feels like my home away from home. I love that there is not a huge turn over with staff, which tells me two things: 1. Obviously your staff is happy to work for you, which I take into consideration. 2. People will remember me. These are traits that a lot of hotels do not have.

- Maegan Macdonald
Nova Scotia Power Inc
Reserve Mines

Dear Maegan:

I am so proud of the staff at this hotel and really appreciate it when guests mention that they stand out from the rest!  I will certainly pass your compliments on to Christine in the Terrace and the entire Concierge team.

Thanks again,

King regards,



Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 11, 2013

An excellent experience that made our visit to the city very enjoyable.

The service was excellent. We wanted a quiet time and were afforded that pleasure. The morning breakfast was well served and the staff most obliging.

- David Mawhinney
Lunenburg

Dear David:

We will keep doing what we are doing - and hope that you will continue to choose The Prince George for rest and relaxation!

Many thanks,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 11, 2013

Great as usual!

The service was excellent, right from check-in on Friday to check-out at 1 P.M. on Sunday. We hosted a short event at the Prince Suite on Saturday late afternoon, and it was the perfect spot. Staff got us the few small things that we had forgotten.

- Susan & Dale McIsaac
Amherst

Dear Dale and Susan:

It's always a pleasure to welcome you and many thanks for your kind compliments regarding John, who looks after our public areas and is a great ambassador for The Prince George!

Our renovations are on track and we should be back to normal within a month.  Thanks for your patience - there is so much construction going on in the downtown area as you probably noticed!!

Look forward to welcoming you regularly this year.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Friday, February 08, 2013

Very friendly and relaxing

We have visited the Prince Goerge on two occasions. My daughter and I had appointments in Hlifax and choose the Prince Goerge. We were satisfited beyond our expectations. Our Gio experience was over the top. My husband and I have decided to share the Gio experience again with friends. We will spenn valentines day with you.

- Sharon Dulong
Meteghan

Dear Sharon:

I was so glad to learn that we exceeded your expectations.  "Over the top" is what we love to hear.
Look forward to welcoming you back for Valentine's Day - trust you have made a reservation!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Thursday, February 07, 2013

just what we have come to expect

Every year we come to ACTS at WTCC and stay with you for convenience in accessing our booth, comfortable/clean room and excellent dining---especially this year.

- Dawson & Pauline Farrington

Dear Dawson & Pauline:

I am so glad that the Prince George continues to be your "home away from home" during the ACTS conference.

I have added your request for a newspaper at your door to your "guest profile" - thanks for asking - and it shall be done!

Kind regards,



Nick Carson
General Manager



Wednesday, February 06, 2013

superb care

nice and friendly. The car was always ready, the staff always courteous. Room comfortable

- Blake Papsin
Toronto

Dear Blake:

Thanks so much for responding to our guest survey.  Superb care is what we strive for and I was so glad to learn that you were impressed with our service.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Great Stay!

We stayed for one night and it was great!! We arrived a little early but your staff were amazing and once our room was ready we were able to check in. We were on the sixth floor and enjoyed the new crown lounge. What a great idea! The only small concern was the bathroom light over the tub was flickering?? Staff and facility are awesome and would definitely recommend to others. Good Job!! Leisa Babineau Senior Administrative Officer Fundy Geological Museum

- Leisa Babineau
Parrsboro

Dear Leisa:

We always do our utmost to accommodate early arrivals and early requests - helps the day go a lot more smoothly for you! Thanks for the mention of the flickering light bulb - your input is the only way we can keep on top of these things.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

An amazing experience to help me through trying times

Your hotel is by far the best in Halifax in my personal opinion. We were greeted with sincerity and professionalism when we arrived early from a long flight from Edmonton. Our room was prepared for an early check-in to my surprise and the guest service agents were very efficient. We had our car valeted for the duration of our stay which was very reasonable in price and the concierges/bellmen were very quick to bring the vihecle around. The hotel restaurant (Gio) was impeccable and even the continental was amazing for those days we were on the go. We were placed on the Crown Floor which we hope to be on again. The Six:Seventeen Lounge was a beautiful private addition to the floor but I do hope to see you serve continental there. The housekeeping service was amazing and I wish I got the names of the three girls that were working on the sixth floor that week. I had tried your pool area and I would have to say was my only disappointment was the whirlpool. I was told upon check in that it would be going under service but at least there was a beautiful sauna to replace it. Room service, ice delivery and turndown service were above par as well. My favourite service your hotel offers is the Traveling Gourmet which was such a treat for a long flight back home. Besides the normal review, I would like to take the time to let you know about your guest service staff. I came down for my fathers funeral who was working and living in your province. He was a sheetmetal worker who also had done work on the Prince George hotel and I had broke down shortly before leaving for an appointment. I told a lady by the name of Lynn who was apart of your GSA staff. To my shock when I came back to my room, there left for me was a beautiful sympathy card signed by her. Please take the time to thank your wonderful employees who make us travellers lives a little easier. The Prince George has an amazing team of hard workers and I will be looking forward to our next stay on better circumstances. Good luck on the hotel renovations!

- Alyssa Weichel
Edmonton

Dear Alyssa:

We were honoured to be your place of refuge during such a sad time.  And I think it was the right place to be since your father had a connection with the building.  I will certainly pass your kind comments on to Lynn.  

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

great as always

roooms were clean. service outstanding as usual. great location.

- Ian Gerrish
Miramichi

Dear Ian:

All of the staff here at The Prince George strive for great service - and it is always nice to hear from our guests that it is appreciated.  Many thanks!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 04, 2013

A Presti-GIO-s experience.

My family and I have stayed at the Prince George many, many times over the years. We have always enjoyed the experience for check-in to check-out. The rooms are always spotless with great furnishings and decor. The staff are always professional, courteous, helpful and friendly. What I liked best about my most recent visit was my experience at Gio. I was warmly welcomed and escorted to my seat. My server inquired about my wishes and actually listened to my requests! The service was prompt and the food was exquisite. The best experience ever.

- Carl Henebury
Bridgewater

Dear Carl:

Great comments - but we really can't give away our secrets to our competitors!  It's all about the wonderful staff at The Prince George - and a standard of food and service that can't be beat.

Thanks again!

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 04, 2013

My son is autistic, we decided to come for his 17 birthday.

My son Liam (who is autistic) arrived at the Prince George Friday, we were being met by my husband Robert. We normally stay at the Radisson as I am a travel agent from home and find that they have better rates, this time I tried both and the Radisson was 89.00, the Prince George 100.00. However, the Prince George would allow us to bring our puppy and we wanted to try something different. We ended up not bringing our Puppy, so I asked Anders when we arrived if we could be upgraded, he was wonderful and so kind to my son, we took the upgrade that cost 40.00 to the Crown Floor. We loved being able to access the room where Liam could play on the computer, get snacks and drinks, and the breakfast the next morning was very good and plenty for us. My husband and I went in the hottub, my son swam and had fun. We were going to go down the street to Q for supper but it was very cold so had a wonderful cultural supper at Midtown tavern. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and hope that the travel agent rates stay reasonable so that we can come again. It is Liam's new hotel and Anders even sent him up a birthday gift. He is already talking about coming March Break (if we can afford to). Thanks for a good night. Treasure O'Hara

- Treasure O`Hara
Windsor

Dear Treasure:

It was good to know that Liam has chosen The Prince George as his new favourite!  And I am so glad that Anders took such good care of you.  Look forward to welcoming the whole family back in the future, including the puppy.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Monday, February 04, 2013

Superb Accomodations!

I love staying at the Prince George. We travel with our 'fur baby', and this hotel treats dogs exceptionally well. A gift bag for our dog is received at check-in. The staff are always very pleasant and helpful. The accomodations are beautiful. Our room is always to our liking. Centrally located in Halifax, walking distance to almost anything you would like to do. Valet parking is great. No need to worry about finding a place to park in the city. Needed extra pillows, no problem. Room service was prompt and friendly! Can't say enough good things.

- Cheryl MacDonald
Antigonish

Dear Cheryl:


If your dog gives us the seal of approval - then that's good enough!  Thanks for the kind comments and look forward to welcoming the whole family again soon.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager



Saturday, February 02, 2013

I love the Prince George Hotel!

I have stayed at the Prince George Hotel several times and I can't wait to stay again. The service and response time is amazing. Starting from when I checked in using the online check-in option, I asked for top floor if possible, quiet part of the hotel and a King size bed. I was dubious as to whether this would work or if my requests would be accommodated. However, my check in was very quick and I was told that I would be on the sixth floor, with a King size bed. I had the best sleep imaginable. The lounge is also fantastic and the bartender makes the best Lemon Drop martini in Canada. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and I truly enjoyed my stay.

- Deanna Mackenzie
Geary

Dear Deanna:

Jordan's cocktails are fast becoming legendary!  Thanks for mentioning his marvelous lemon drop martini.
Glad that all of your requirements are met at The Prince George.  See you again soon.

Kind regards,

Nick Carson
General Manager



Friday, February 01, 2013

Still the best hotel in Halifax!!

The team at the Prince George continue to provide outstanding service. From the moment we checked in until leaving after breakfast the next morning the staff were cheerful and friendly... It is always a pleasure stay at the Prince George.....we will be back soon! Robie & Kathy Redmond

- Robie Redmond
Middle Sackville

Dear Robie:


Even though we always strive for outstanding service, it's good to hear that we are achieving it!  Thanks so much for the vote of confidence.

Kind regards,


Penny Cameron
Manager, Guest Experience\Concierge
Member, Les Clefs d'Or Canada



Friday, February 01, 2013

Excellent

Great reception at front desk, room very clean and modern, right down town. Thanks

- Jamie Cudmore
Charlottetown

Dear Jamie:

Thanks so much for your kind compliments.  Hope that The Prince George will always be your favourite hotel in Halifax.

Kind regards,


Nick Carson
General Manager